Advantage

General Information

Original Title
Avantazh
Author/Creator
Dyulgerov, Georgi, director.
Language
Bulgarian.
Published
Bulgaria, 1977.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (138 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
The action takes place during the socialist period in Bulgaria. The central character, nicknamed the Cock is an artistic personality, a man of strong character known as the king of the pickpockets. His keen sense of personal freedom comes up against the universally accepted norms of behavior. The Cock likes a game, adventure and danger, while socialist society needs obedience. The Cock makes a stand against this order; he does not want to play his games according to rules. He is telling the story of his last 20 years: his imprisonment, his love affairs. To him love is a fateful meeting of two persons and has nothing to do with philistinism. The Cock is an amiable chap though being an adventurer, trickster, and an artist by nature, irresponsible and asocial. In the mean time he wastes his gift on virtuoso thefts and monumental banquets which regularly land him in jail. In the jail the imperfect correctional methods and the chaos reigning in his own soul induce him to betray his fellow inmates. In the end the filmmakers allow him to die a dignified death. During an escape attempt before dying he saves the life of a child. His dream of life comes to an absurd end.

Subjects

Genre
Fiction films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Advantage

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 0443---